Past events

Live: Super Stream Me 26 Nov 2015 at 20:00

A look back on one of the most ruthless live streaming experiments ever with Tim Den Besten and Nicolaas Veul as well as several special guests.

Live: VR Cinema Showcase 24 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Virtual reality pioneers show their latest works and reflect on both the hype and artistic potential of virtual reality and immersive media.

Live: The Art of Artificial Intelligence 23 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Live cinema event on artificial intelligence, including live presentations of Kyle McDonald, Dries Depoorter and Ross Goodwin.

more events

Prison Valley

This web documentary on the prison industry is a road movie with interactive potential

Welcome to Fremont County, better known as Prison Valley and home to 36,000 locals, 14 prisons, and 7,735 convicts. Prison Valley the documentary is directed by David Dufresne and Philippe Brault and produced by Alexandre Brachet, the team whose film Gaza/Sderot was selected for Doc Lab in 2009.

Prison Valley is a road movie with interactive potential. Using the Riviera Motel as the base of operations, the visitor moves around Prison Valley to investigate the background of the prison industry.

Along the way, he or she meets the people involved, including the sheriff, a journalist, and a prison guard. But the visitor is never alone, because other visitors are always “visible,” and at various points in the story all the visitors and those affiliated with the industry can access “interactive zones,” where they can enter into a live discussion on the issues the documentary tackles.

Where do our fears come from and what purpose do they serve? What will come of the interweaving of profit seeking, employment opportunities, and the justice system?

Prison Valley: official trailer (english version) from davduf on Vimeo.

Project details

Year of development :2009
Created by:David Dufresne, Philippe Brault

Available formats

Official website

http://www.prisonvalley.com